We continue to make improvements and add partners to Sacramento Connect, the content linking and social media network that debuted two weeks ago. The toolbar you see at the bottom of your browser is sort of the glue that holds the network together, and you can use the toolbar to find related content across the network and to share it via email, Twitter and Facebook.
Each partner was invited into the network by Bee editors or applied to join. Bee editors are looking for regional sites and blogs that frequently post and are transparent in who writes the posts and any sourcing used in those posts. We're also looking for posts that are interesting and well written. The intent is to make it easy for readers to find quality, related content by using the toolbar, which is on every page of sacbee and on partner sites and blogs. So part of improving the network will come as we add more quality partners, such as Saving in
As we anticipated, during the first days of testing Sacramento Connect there were some technical bugs to work out. We think we've identified and ironed out most of the bugs, and now our tech team is focusing on improving the user's experience with the toolbar and adding other improvements to the landing page for Sacramento Connect. We also will be making improvements on how we highlight some of the best content from partners, including on the homepage of sacbee, via Twitter and Facebook and in the paper.